Bower Named AP and All-American

CASTINE, ME — Maine Maritime football standout, Jim Bower, continues to be honored for his outstanding season on the gridiron, as he was named an Associated Press Little All-American (3rd Team) and All-American (2nd Team).

This marks the first time an MMA football player has been named an AP and All-American. The American Football Coaches Association and the New England Football Writers recently honored Bower for his efforts this season on the football field. had named Bower a 1st Team All-Region prior to him becoming an All-American.

Jim Bower, the nations leading rusher, was awarded the Division II/III Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award, which goes to the top college football player in either division. Bower rushed for over 1,600 yards in 2009, including 22 touchdowns and 6 two-point conversions. Bower led the nation in rushing with 160.5 yards per game and ranked #2 in Division III in scoring with over 13 points per game.

Bower was named the NEFC Bogan Division Offensive Player of the Year and was also selected to the 2009 All-New England Team. Bower led the Mariners to their first NEFC Title in over a decade and their first ever birth into the NCAA Tournament.

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